Tuvalu

About Tuvalu

Tuvalu formerly known as Ellice Islands is an island country in the Polynesian Region of the Pacific Ocean Region. The country is a former British Colony and is part of the common wealth of nations where the Queen of England is the Head of the State.

Tuvalu’s Economy is primarily Fisheries and Tourism

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionPacific Region
Capital CityFunafuti
Government Typeparliamentary representative democratic monarchy
Official LanguagesEnglish, Tuvaluan
CurrencyAustralian dollar, AUD
Phone Code +688
Important CitiesAlapi, Angafoulua, Asau, Fakai Fou, Fangaua, Fenua Tapu, Fongafale, Funafuti - Capital, Kulia, Lolua, Niulakita, Savave, Senala, Tanrake, Tokelau, Tonga, Tumaseu, Vaiaku
National DayIndependence Day (Oct-01)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking0
Primary IndustriesFishing resources,Remittances from Tuvaluan seafarers.
Major ExportsFish and crustaceans, molluscs , Ships, boats and floating structures, Natural or cultured pearls, precious , Electrical machinery and equipment, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Articles of iron or steel, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, Lac, gums, resins and other vegetable saps
Major Exports to IndiaPharmaceutical products, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs, Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers, Edible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit or melons, Coffee, tea, maté and spices, Cereals, Products of the milling industry, malt, starches, inulin, wheat gluten, Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit, Lac, gums, resins and other vegetable saps,
Major ImportsShips, boats and floating structures, Commodities not elsewhere specified, Mineral fuels, mineral oils , Articles of iron or steel, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Furniture, bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions, Salt, sulphur, earths and stone, plastering materials, lime and cement, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal, Electrical machinery and equipment
Major Imports from IndiaMeat and edible meat offal, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs , Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers, Edible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit or melons, Coffee, tea, maté and spices, Cereals, Products of the milling industry, malt, starches, inulin, wheat gluten, Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit, industrial , Lac, gums, resins and other vegetable saps,
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between India and Tuvalu totaled US$700,000 in 2015–16, declining from $1.45 million the previous fiscal. India exported $600,000 worth of goods to Palau and imported $100,000 in 2015–16. Exports of ships, boats and floating structures from Tuvalu to India had boosted Indian imports from Palau to $1.42 million. The main commodities exported by India to Tuvalu are tobacco, sugar and confectionery.
Bordering NationsKiribati, Nauru, Samoa, Fiji
Member of(Commonwealth of Nations), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. Smt. Padmaja
Honourable High Commissioner
High Commission of India
Butt Street,Suva, Republic of Fiji
Email:
Phone: (679) 3301125, +679 9921474
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Dr Deepak Jain
Honorary Consul General
Honorary Consulate General of Tuvalu
BN-8 East Shalimar Bagh New Delhi 110088 India
Email: tuvaluconsulateindia@gmail.com
Phone: (+91) 11 2749 3352

 

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